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Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.

Ian Jackson writes ("Bug#727708: init system coupling etc."):
> Ian Jackson writes ("Bug#727708: init system coupling etc."):
> > In the spirit of my response to Noah Meyerhans:
> > 
> >     In general, software may not require a specific init system to be
> >     pid 1.  The exceptions to this are as follows:
> >       * alternative init system implementations
> >       * special-use packages such as managers for init systems
> >       * cooperating groups of packages intended for use with specific init
> > 	systems
> >    provided that these are not themselves required by other software
> >    whose main purpose is not the operation of a specific init system.
> > 
> >    Degraded operation with some init systems is tolerable, so long as
> >    the degradation is no worse than a tolerable bug.  So the lack of
> >    a particular init system does not excuse a bug nor reduce its
> >    severity; but conversely, nor is a bug more serious simply because
> >    it is an incompatibility of some software with some init
> >    system(s).
> > 
> > Is this a clearer line to draw ?
> I'd appreciate feedback from other TC members on this wording.

No-one has said anything.  Indeed hardly anyone has said anything at

I hereby formally propose the text above as an amendment to the
current resolution proposal.

Unless someone says that they prefer my old vague text to this new
one, I intend to accept that amendment before the Call for Votes.

I'm going to try to go through this thread and produce a draft Call
for Votes based on the proposals, amendments etc. which have been
emailed so far.

I intend to Call for Votes at 18:30 UTC tomorrow.


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